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Tuesday, January 25, 2022International

Asbestos: US FDA issues scientific opinions on testing methods for cosmetics containing talc

Amiante : la FDA US publie des avis scientifiques sur les méthodes de tests des cosmétiques contenant du talc

On January 13th, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a white paper developed by the Interagency Working Group on Asbestos in Consumer Products (IWGACP) that contains scientific opinions for the testing of talc-containing cosmetics and talc intended for use in cosmetics for the possible presence of asbestos, a known human carcinogen with well-documented health risks. These opinions of scientific experts are intended to inform the FDA’s consideration of testing methods for talc and talc-containing cosmetics.

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